Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Schedule for rest of term


11/7 - studio demo/ abstracts due at end of day
11/12 studio work time
11/14 printing and mounting demo/studio work time
11/19 one/one crits
11/21 sheena wet plate collodion demo
11/26 final work time
12/3 final work time

Final Project

For your final project consider these 3 options. ...

Create a series of works that represent a new idea, or represents a theme related to your senior exhibition.  (Seniors taking Senior Portfolio in the spring must take this option)


or option 2


Create more work based on an idea that you developed in one of the earlier projects.  


or option 3


Develop a series based around a topic from the class text, or another topic we haven't approached in class already.  


then, this will be the order of assignment deadlines....

Step 1: Proposal


You will need to turn in a one page written proposal for this project, that is due at the end of the day Thursday 11/7.  In your proposal I want you to reference two artists whose work you used for inspiration for your idea. You may get your research from the class text, or Lensculture, one of the two. You can use others but only as extra sources. (50 points) 


Step 2: Check ups


We will meet for a one on one for check up critiques on 11/19 (50 points)

Step 3: Crit

images due at the beginning of class Friday Dec 6th.  You will exhibit a series of 5 images, we will crit them in class.  

Email to me your Lightroom contact sheet PDF of all the images shot for this assignment (minimum 150), and I also want all the original PSD files for the Final images.  (200 points)

Step 4: Exhibition

We will be meeting on Friday December 6th from 8am-10am (Designated Final Exam Time).  We will go over printing and mounting works for the Hallway Gallery Exhibition.  Each student may print 1-3 images (must be larger than 11x17) and mount, frame, or matte them.  Images may come from any part of the class.  Must be hanging by end of the day.  (100 points)

Project 5 Studio Lighting


You will pair up with a partner (or 2). You have all receive access to the studio in Grant room 240. The assignment is designed to give you practice and experience with basic studio lighting.  You will be turning in 10-15 final images.  You need to have examples of:

1. Split Light:  light coming from the side of your subject.  With fill
2. Dramatic side light:  strong contrasty light from the side.  No fill
3. Rembrandt Light:  Light creating a small triangle under the eye.
4. Broad Light: Lighting the near or side of the face towards the camera.
5. Butterfly lighting: Causes a shadow line under the nose.

You will receive a demo for each lighting set up on 11/7, and your team can come anytime after that to finish the project.  Final images will be reviewed at start of class 11/19.  

Reading Assignment Blogpost Chapter 6 - Photography Changes What we Remember -Due 11/12

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you the most. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography. Write your 200 word (minimum) response below.  Make sure to put your name in the comment


11/12 Rebecca Ross
11/14 Ezequiel Delgado.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Gordon Parks Field Trip


Just a reminder we will be meeting at the Computer Lab at 9 am tomorrow. Id like to leave 5 or 10 minutes after so please do not be late. 

Please try to car pool as much as you can, save gas, and have more social time.  All is good there. 


Our tour starts at 11am, just so you know.  I assume we will be meeting in the front reception area for the tour, but I am not sure.  Ill ask today. 

Parking – if you park immediately outside the Amon Carter you will have to pay.  It isn’t much, just a couple bucks, but still.  If you want free parking, I suggest parking at the Free lot in front of the Modern Art Museum.  You get to it off Darnell street.  You’ll have to walk about a block to the Amon Carter museum, but it is not bad. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Reading Assignment Blogpost Chapter 5 - Photography Changes Where We Go -Due 10/31

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you the most. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography. Write your 200 word (minimum) response below.  Make sure to put your name in the comment.

10/31 Rachael Brasovan
11/5 Daniel Amador

11/7 Dan Adame